WCU Jazz Festival to feature innovative saxophonist, Slovakian drummer

art jazzfestThe 2013 Jazz Festival will take place from April 27 and 29 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, featuring jazz classes, concerts and open dress rehearsals.

 

Donny McCaslin, a tenor saxophonist from New York City, will conduct a jazz improvisation masterclass at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The class will be followed by dress rehearsals with the WCU Jazz Ensemble at 2:30 p.m. and with jazz faculty and guests at 4 p.m. All of these events are free and open to the public.

The evening performance at the Bardo Arts Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. with McCaslin and the WCU Jazz Ensemble. It will continue at 8:45 p.m. when McCaslin performs with guests and members of the WCU faculty. Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public, $5 for WCU faculty, staff and students.

There will also be a rhythm section masterclass at 1:25 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The class is free and open to the public.

fapac.wcu.edu or events.wcu.edu or 828.227.3261.

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